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Competition for wine producers sure to make New York State Fair judges ‘blush’

3.5.2012 <br> The New York State Fair is holding their Home Brew Competition 2012, an amateur home brewing competition that is sure to make judges blush.

Northern New York has drawn in large crowds with the many types of wines that are now being produced locally. But wine is not only being produced at our local wineries, now residents are creating their own special wine blends with home brewing kits.

The New York State Fair is holding their Home Brew Competition 2012, an amateur home brewing competition that is sure to make judges blush.

Competition descriptions, rules and deadlines are now available at www.nysfair.org/competitions
for the following categories: Home Brew, Commercial Wine, and Amateur Wine.

The Home Brew Competition is open to any amateur home brewer, 21 years or older. Entry forms and a $6 entry fee will be received through May 7, and beer must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 10. Judging will take place on May 18 and May 19.

Amateur winemakers, 21 years and older can submit their entries in the Amateur Wine Competition to the Fair until May 30. The exhibitor's fee for this competition is $10 and must include 2 bottle entries. The Fairgrounds will host the judging on Jun. 8.

The Commercial Wine Competition is open to New York wineries, and entry forms must be returned by May 14. There is a $45 fee for each wine entry and $10 flat fee for any number of fruit juice entries. Wines should arrive at the Fair by May 18 for the Jun. 9 competition date.

The New York State Fair is a 12-day celebration of the best in New York agriculture, entertainment, art and commerce that has become an annual summer tradition for families throughout New York. The event attracts nearly 1 million people each summer. This year, it will take place August 23rd to September 3rd.



 



 
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